NIMBY, NIMBY, NIMBY – this example from New York of all wonderfully liberal places:
“Most people did not want wind turbines,” Town Supervisor Margaret Dunn said Tuesday.
Come, come now people. The Messiah has decreed that you will have electricity if the wind blows or the sun shines. Why in the world would good New Yorkers not want wind turbines?
Last month, hundreds of residents in this Yates County town of 1,000, bordering Naples, turned out largely to voice their opposition to turbines in an emotionally charged gathering. Most of the 116 residents who spoke at the meeting were against the machines, said Dunn.
When the board convened Monday, it determined the 17 proposed turbines would have a negative impact due to noise, light flicker and positioning on steep slopes. Dunn said the board was particularly disturbed because the original proposal stated the turbines would not be sited on slopes exceeding 15 percent, yet the environmental study showed some were slated to be built on such slopes.
Resident Vince Johnson, who lives on Italy Hill Turnpike near a targeted turbine site, said he was worried about storm-water runoff from turbines — as well as noise and possible effect on spring-fed wells
Water runoff? Slopes? Noise? Wells? Hey – who wouldn’t want to have 20 story turbines booming away. But they are very very very very green!
So should local cities be able to throw roadblocks in the way of energy independence and Algore worship?